AMDG. Visit the Southern Hemisphere with us today as we get to know Mieke Byerley, a Kolbe alumna and homeschooling mother with a Dutch background and 30 years of residence in New Zealand. Mieke shares her experience transitioning to homeschooling as a high school student, including the conflict she had with her parents at first and the way her perspective has changed in the time since. She describes how homeschooling fosters the ability to make sense of things that aren’t at all apparent at first sight, builds a systems thinking perspective, and offers opportunities for failure and experimentation. She also discusses her husband’s initial reluctance to homeschool, the mutual symbiosis of learning and growth, and the logistics of homeschooling in a different country with a different calendar from a curriculum provider like Kolbe.
Relevant Kolbecast episodes
- 35 An Atmosphere of Opportunity with Kolbe mom Carola in Spain
- 104 World Tour of Homeschooling with Kolbe moms Amy in Nigeria and Ria in the Philippines
- 107 Wander & Wonder with Nikki in Germany and Vanessa in her RV
- 103 Above and Beyond with Kolbe bookstore manager Nancy Nelson
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